Our Vision, Purpose, Values & Objectives | About Forward Ability Support

Our vision

Supporting people with spinal cord injury to live their best life.

Forward embodies the idea that no matter where any of us may be physically or mentally, there is always the opportunity to move forward. Having worked closely with people living with a spinal cord injury since 1961, our focus is on finding solutions that give you every opportunity to achieve any goal you set for yourself. We’re here to help you with whatever it is you need to live a life that matters to you.

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Our purpose

Lead the way with services and supports towards a brighter, positive future for our community.

We are a progressive, forward-thinking not-for-profit organisation that is leading the way with initiatives designed to make a real difference to the lives of everyone we touch, from those directly affected by spinal cord injury, to their families, communities and our own people. We are creating an environment where positivity matters, making a difference matters, and every day matters.

Our values

We value the voices of the people we support to maximise life choices, independence and quality of life in the long term. Our values guide us in our commitment to empowering those living with spinal cord injury live their best life possible every day.

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We celebrate our diverse talents, resources and relationships as we work together towards shared goals.

Committed to excellence

We are committed to achieving excellence in everything we do, everyday.

Being mindful

We are mindful about what we do and the effect our actions have on others. We behave with empathy, respect and compassion.

Taking pride

We care about what we do and take pride in our contribution both inside our organisation and across the wider community.

Lead the way

We look for ways to use initiative, take ownership and offer guidance and leadership to our community, our people and our organisation – to make a real difference.

Our objectives

    Through our strong brand proposition lead the way forward for people living with Spinal Cord Injury.
    By ensuring our long-term sustainability, reach more people and provide greater services through growth and collaboration.
    Develop our internal capabilities through our employees while advancing and supporting those working with the SCI community.
    Through our ongoing support, champion an engaged and satisfied Spinal Cord Injury community.

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